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Today Blackmagic Design announced a new Ursa Mini Pro Camera capable of shooting up to 12K at 60fps resolution. The 12K Super35 sensor was developed directly by Blackmagic Design. So while many productions may not 'always' require such high resolutions, the new Ursa Mini Pro 12K can switch to lower resolutions using in-sensor scaling due to a symmetrical sensor design. The camera body itself has not changed (much) and all previous accessories designed for Ursa Mini Pro cameras should work such as any rigs, Ursa EVF, etc.


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But one accessory i'm really glad to see them figure out is the new SSD Adapter. I admit there was some controversy around the one they made for the 4.6K camera, when I returned mine and went with an aftermarket solution. The problem was that their SSD recorder for the 4.6K used the SDI outputs to record. But because I use the SDI outputs on my ATEM switcher, this option didn't work for me. Instead I used an SSD adapter that connected to the CFAST ports, and left my SDI outputs free for me to use.

Blackmagicdesign's new SSD Adapter fixes this problem now by connecting to the (newly relocated) Type-C USB port. The adapter is powered through the camera, and the data is recorded through the Type-C leaving your SDI ports free to use. Finally!

Product Description:
Featuring a revolutionary 12K Super 35mm 80 megapixel sensor with Generation 5 Color Science and 14 stops of dynamic range, URSA Mini Pro 12K is designed for high end feature film production.

Storage Features
Storage Type
2 x CFast 2.0
2 x SD UHS-II cards
1 x high speed USB-C expansion port for external media.

Storage Rates
Storage rates based on 24 frames per second.

12K - 12,288 x 6480
Blackmagic RAW 5:1 - 578 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 8:1 - 361 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 12:1 - 241 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 18:1 - 160 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW Q0 - 241 to 578 MB/s 1
Blackmagic RAW Q1 - 144 to 361 MB/s 2
Blackmagic RAW Q3 - 96 to 241 MB/s 3
Blackmagic RAW Q5 - 72 to 180 MB/s 4

8K - 8192 x 4320
Blackmagic RAW 5:1 - 258 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 8:1 - 161 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 12:1 - 107 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 18:1 - 72 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW Q0 - 107 to 258 MB/s 1
Blackmagic RAW Q1 - 64 to 161 MB/s 2
Blackmagic RAW Q3 - 43 to 107 MB/s 3
Blackmagic RAW Q5 - 32 to 81 MB/s 4

6K - 6144 x 3240
Blackmagic RAW 5:1 - 145 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 8:1 - 91 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 12:1 - 61 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 18:1 - 40 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW Q0 - 61 to 145 MB/s 1
Blackmagic RAW Q1 - 36 to 91 MB/s 2
Blackmagic RAW Q3 - 24 to 61 MB/s 3
Blackmagic RAW Q5 - 18 to 45 MB/s 4

4K - 4096 x 2160
Blackmagic RAW 5:1 - 65 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 8:1 - 41 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 12:1 - 27 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW 18:1 - 18 MB/s
Blackmagic RAW Q0 - 27 to 65 MB/s 1
Blackmagic RAW Q1 - 16 to 41 MB/s 2
Blackmagic RAW Q3 - 11 to 27 MB/s 3
Blackmagic RAW Q5 - 8 to 20 MB/s 4

Recording Formats
Blackmagic RAW Q0, Q1, Q3, Q5, 5:1, 8:1, 12:1 and 18:1 at 12,288 x 6480, 11,520 x 6480, 12,288 x 5112, 7680 x 6408, 8192 x 4320, 7680 x 4320, 8192 x 3408, 5120 x 4272, 6144 x 3240, 4096 x 2160, 3840 x 2160, 4096 x 1704 and 2560 x 2136 stored as 12 bit non-linear with film, extended video, video or custom 3D LUT embedded in metadata.

Ursa Mini Pro 12K will be Available for Pre-Order via B&H (here)

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In this video, i'm running through some of the features you'll find with the new Cinevate HoriZen video slider. Out of the box the slider can be used directly on any flat surface, and includes non-marring small adjustable feet for minor leveling adjustments. If your'e looking to use it on more aggressive terrain, you can opt-in for the All Terrain Legs that add a lot more height and stability.

You can find several threaded points under the HoriZen for mounting it to tripods or stands. The slider is trapped between the Aluminum frame, so you can use the slider completely inverted. The Variable Magnetic Braking feature is by far a true game changer when it comes to video sliders. Through opposing magnetic forces similar to brakes on an Electric Super Train it's an ingenious feature with zero friction and zero wear.

I've never worked with a smoother video slider, and the ability to fine tune a 'drag feel' according to the weight of your rig or to your preference is pretty amazing. Perfect for heavier camera setups, but can be tuned to the same feel for smaller lightweight camera systems. Along the sides of the slider are sliding threaded mounts for you to add cine-arms or other accessories.

If you're looking to get more advanced motion control, the Cinevate HoriZen Slider can be upgraded to use one of Cinevate's Motion Control systems.

Cinevate HoriZen Video Slider
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Product Features:
Integrated 100mm bowl center mount with 75mm option
Tripod center mount and integrated c-stand mounts
Adjustable stops
Carriage locks anywhere on the rails via the precision disc brake system
Fully integrated caged flywheel
Fully anodized solid CNC machined 60-61 aluminum
Stainless steel fasteners eliminates corrosion conerns
Positive lock washer/tiedown (includes both Imperial and Metric tiedowns)
Quick-Stow All Terrain Legs
Fluidic Drag Control
Kevlar reinforced belt
Versatile accessory track mounting system
Enhanced camera sled stability profile
Integrated bubble level
100LBS Capacity
3FT Weights 16LBS

The new Ursa Mini Pro 4.6K cameras now accept SDXC Cards. This is an excellent option to have as CFAST cards are still not going down much in pricing. It's almost 4x cheaper going with SDXC Cards. You won't be able to record the highest resolution, codec, or framerates, but for many projects ProRes HQ is good enough.